It shouldn’t be surprising that Lou Williams struggled to come up with his best game ever. So, while working his way to an answer, the Clippers’ super-sub who joined the NBA out of high school gave some insight into the “Tao of Lou” as it pertains to basketball.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker wanted to pick his best game ever as something other than his 70-point eruption against Boston, but he gave up. How could it not be?
The NBA’s resident Dothraki warrior, Steven Adams, says he once played in a high school game against a center more dominating than him.
Isaiah Thomas had to prove himself since becoming the final pick of the 2011 NBA draft. During his third playoff run with Boston, he had a night to remember.
Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler chose a game that "was a unifying event for the city, that it was a social event, a huge moment."
Robin Lopez, the NBA's self-proclaimed Screech, goes back to his "Saved by the Bell" days to select his best game ever played.
Rajon Rondo once had a triple-double in the NBA that included 20 assists, but he thought his best game ever came during a high school game in Spain.
Pelicans forward Julius Randle played four years of varsity basketball at Prestonwood Christian, leading them to the first of three state titles as a freshman.
Andre Drummond's best game ever came during the NBA Rising Stars game between rookies and sophomores when he had a mission to win MVP: 30 points, 25 rebounds.
Charlotte guard Kemba Walker says his best game ever came during the 2011 Big East Conference tournament, when he led the Huskies to five wins in five days.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, a defensive standout with a knack for making corner three-pointers, picked Game 5 of the 2018 Western Conference finals as his best game ever. "It was just this feeling of a real team and camaraderie," he said.
Best Game Ever: C.J. McCollum will never forget the day he helped put his team in the NCAA tournament
Best Game Ever: Before C.J. McCollum became known as a high-scoring guard in the NBA, he helped Lehigh win the Patriot League to earn a bid in the NCAA tournament.
Best Game Ever: Blake Griffin scored 47 points on 19-of-24 shooting and 14 rebounds as a rookie against the Pacers the night after getting shut down by the Lakers.
Before he went to the NBA and became a champion, Tyson Chandler dominated games at Compton Dominguez High. He remembers a game in which he was unstoppable, but can't quite recall how many points he scored.
Jamal Crawford says he once scored 118 points in a game, but he considers the game in which he dropped 52 points for the New York Knicks against Dwyane Wade and the reigning champion Miami Heat his best game ever.
Best Game Ever: Kevin Durant talks about an AAU game in which he led his team to a victory against a team with a heralded big man.